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Every year we write an article on employer-hosted holiday parties and the pitfalls to avoid.  While we intend to review all of those potential pitfalls, employers should keep in mind that avoiding pitfalls is not their only concern. Generally, under common law, employers have a duty to exercise ordinary and reasonable care in supervising their […]

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As worrisome reports of deadly contagions like Ebola continue to fill the news, fears are mounting about the possibility of transmission.  As an employer, your instinct is likely to protect your workplace and employees, perhaps by sending home or demanding doctor’s notes from any employees who appear sick or who traveled abroad recently.  But be […]

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Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) put its stamp of approval on “micro-units,” or small groups of employees who may unionize.  The Board recently decided two cases involving micro-units in Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman, which should make employers ask themselves, “Does my business model make it easier for a union to organize my […]

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When employers hear the news that their employee is pregnant, many do not know what to do.  Fortunately, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) just-released guidance explains exactly what employers should do.  It details how the EEOC will be enforcing the law with regard to the sixdifferent federal statutes controlling this issue: Title VII of […]

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Summertime brings many issues into the workplace that may have been dormant all winter.  Are you prepared to respond? 1.  Summer Clothes: Can you decide what is right or wrong for your employees to wear (even if you do not require a specific uniform)?  The answer is Yes, but if you want this kind of […]

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